John Kroger Update

John Kroger says he’ll run again for Oregon Attorney General
Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 10:49 AM     Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 10:54 AM

By The Associated Press 

SALEM, Ore. (AP) Oregon Attorney General John Kroger is running for re-election.

Kroger, a Democrat, said Wednesday he would seek another four years as Oregons top lawyer and prosecutor.Kroger is a former Marine and federal prosecutor with a Harvard law degree. He was elected in 2008.

Kroger cited his record enforcing laws on consumer and environmental protection and on mortgage fraud.

He has been criticized for the handling of an investigation into an energy contract that benefited the companion of Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber. No charges were filed, and Krogers top criminal prosecutor resigned after he deleted a number of government e-mails related to the case.

Thursday is the first day that candidates can file papers to run for office in next years general election.

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